Swanage Jazz Festival

Welcome to the website for the 2018 Swanage Jazz Festival.

This is a skeleton site that will preclude the full website.

My name is Nigel Price and I am the incoming festival director. When I heard that the festival was to close this year I just couldn¹t stand to see such a fantastic annual event just disappear without a fight so I offered to do what I could to help it to continue. I promise you all that I will give it my best shot. I also promise to source all supporting businesses from Swanage itself where possible and, if I can¹t I will keep it as local as possible.

The festival IS scheduled to run on the 13th, 14th and 15th of July 2018 but we can only make it happen if we can raise enough funds. I realise there is no information yet regarding performers for 2018 but be assured the line up will be better than ever, the tenting upgraded and the seating improved.


If you would also like to support the festival, or know somebody who would, then there is also a crowd funding page via Kickstarter. Sign up to the mailing list here The festival brings around half a million pounds of revenue into Swanage so supporting the festival makes an awful lot of sense if you live and/or work in the town.

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Lastly ­ please sign up to the mailing list here; The current physical mailing list is SO expensive. It cost nearly a thousand pounds to send you all a message which is crazy in this day and age. We¹ve put men on the moon y¹know?? So please move across with your email by clicking the link.

With your help, faith and generosity we can make this happen.

I you would like to donate (before November the 1st) but you don’t wish to do it online can still do it by mail to Swanage Jazz Festival Ltd PO Box 656 EPSOM KT17 9NN. Please make cheques payable to Swanage Jazz Festival Ltd.

I hope to see you all by the seaside in 2018.

All the best